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This aperture series demonstrates the very high image quality available at f/2 that comes with accurate focus.
Depth of field does limit sharpness at f/2, but as a whole total sharpness is very acceptable here on this subject whose main element falls reasonably closely to a planar arrangement, though may portions project forward or rearward. Like any portrait, what really matters is getting one key area very sharp.
ISO 100 at 2, 3.2, 6, 15, 30 seconds for f 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 11 with a 1.2 stop push for f/11 (light was fading rapidly).
Examination of the ARW raw file using RawDigger shows of underexposure by a full stop or more—typical for the metering in virtually all cameras (and a waste of sensor capability). Still, there is no issue whatsoever with noise.
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